Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Terrible Twins

No comments:
We've been puppy sitting for a few days and Sophie is loving it, even if you can't tell by her expression. Shelby will be staying with us for another week. That's Sophie on the left with the pointy ears. Shelby has more of a brindle color and her ears tend to be a little more floppy. They spend most of their time chasing each other around the house or sleeping. They've been eating and drinking a lot to keep up with all this energy they're burning.

Testing 1, 2, 3

No comments:
The kitchen is now wired for sound with two Polk audio RC60i 6" ceiling speakers with built in aimable tweeters. It turns out that it's much easier running speaker wire through the ceiling and walls than it was running the Romex. Installation couldn't be simpler - cut a six inch hole, connect the wires and mount the speaker. I also added a layer of sound insulation above the speakers to try to keep most of the stray sound out of the bedroom above.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Finally...a range hood

1 comment:
So the kitchen project has been a little slow moving over the last month. We finished all the electrical work and all the lighting circuits are working as expected. As you can see, the range hood is now in place. The hood took a bit of work because we had to modify it a bit. Although the framework is adjustable for different heights above the counter, we still thought it looked low in it's shortest configuration. It looked feasible to adapt it, so we used a hacksaw to take about three inches off all the metal components and everything went back together quite nicely.
After patching the ceiling where we wanted to attach the hood, we were able get the mounting bracket attached and get the hood in place. A little bit of electrical work and we were in business.
Once we have the rest of the ceiling patched and painted, we will add the stainless cover above the glass canopy. On to the next task. Lots of drywall work.